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Cinderella Ball 2015


Myra Corley, Boardman High School Homecoming Queen, crowned Miss Cinderella

Youngstown, OH - The Junior Civic League of Youngstown, Ohio presented its 60th Annual Cinderella Ball on Friday, November 27th, 2015, at 5:30pm at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave, Boardman, OH. This year’s theme was “A Reflection of Excellence”. Over 500 attendees witnessed the crowning of Myra Brenelle Corley as Miss Cinderella 2015. Miss Corley’s court includes: Miss Courtney Teague of Ursuline High School- 1st Attendant, and Miss Seaven Weaver of Austintown Fitch High School- 2nd Attendant.

Myra Brenelle Corley is the daughter of Myron and Dionne A. Corley. She is the granddaughter of Rebecca Corley and the late Milton Corley; Deborah Carpenter and the late James Carpenter Jr. She is a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church and is the Dominion Youth Choir Secretary. Myra attends Boardman High School and her activities include: National Honor Society, Key Club Officer, Big Spartan / Little Spartan Mentor, Bugle – Print Editor-in-Chief, Link Crew and Varsity Cheerleader. She is Boardman High School’s Homecoming Queen. Myra’s favorite quote is “Let every action of mine be something beautiful for God!” (Mother Theresa). Myra plans to attend college to major in Clinical Psychology. She was presented by her uncle, James Carpenter III and her escort was Darian Wilson.

Nine Debutantes were presented during the Gala, along with their escorts, who represent several high schools throughout the Mahoning Valley. The debutantes were: Maya Ballard of Ursuline High School, Myra Corley of Boardman High School, De’Ajah Green of Liberty High School, Jo’Vohna Hughes of Youngstown Early College, Angela Johnson of Youngstown Early College, Maursadie McElroy of Boardman High School, Marquett Samuels of Austintown Fitch High School, Courtney Teague of Ursuline High School and Seaven Weaver of Austintown Fitch High School.

The Escorts were: Courtlyn Armstrong of Firestone High School, Duane Davis II of Youngstown State University, Vincent Fryer Jr. of Niles McKinley High School, Tylair Little of Warren G. Harding High School, Artemus Scissum Jr. of Boardman High School, Dorian Smith of Austintown Fitch High School, James Thomas Jr. of East High School & Choffin, Jason Trice of the Academy of Urban Scholars, and Darian Wilson of Youngstown State University.

The Junior Civic League was honored to have the first Miss Cinderella, Jeanne Lee McDowell, as a participant in the Ball. She gave remarks and assisted Miss Cinderella 2014, Lyric Harden, in crowning Miss Corley. A local band, the “Michael Austin Project”, provided the entertainment for the evening.

The following sponsors were presented with awards for their contributions for Scholarships: The Youngstown State University Foundation, The DeBartolo Corporation, Home Savings, Jackson Podiatry, Inc., Sherise Curd, Community Bus Services, The Mayor’s office, City of Youngstown, and HLW Fast Track, Inc.

The League’s scholarship program was initially developed to supplement the limited amount of funds made available to qualified, African American students seeking a higher education. To date, the Junior Civic League has awarded more than $590,000.00 to area students who have excelled to become viable members of this community. The JCL Scholarship program could not be successful without “The Cinderella Ball”. For sixty years, the Ball has been the sole fund-raising event for scholarship funds. The Mahoning Valley has given its wholehearted support to this event, and the Cinderella Ball has become one of Youngtown’s holiday traditions.

The 2015 Cinderella Ball Chairperson were Ms. Jerrine King, and Ms. Carla Baldwin, Co-Chair, the JCL President is Ms. Susan M. Moorer. For more information about the Junior Civic League, please contact us.

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